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New temp sheriff appointed

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - In a two-to-one decision, the Houghton County Appointment Board selected Joshua Saaranen, former Houghton County Detective Lieutenant, to serve as the new Houghton County Sheriff. Saaranen moved to the area in 2007, where he joined the sheriff department and worked his way up. “At that point,...
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Saaranen appointed Houghton County sheriff

HOUGHTON — By a 2-1 vote, Houghton County’s Appointment Committee appointed Josh Saaranen the new county sheriff. Saaranen, who now works as detective lieutenant for the department, said becoming sheriff had been a longtime goal. “Ultimately I want to be the sheriff of the people and for the people, and...
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Students quarantining at LL-H

LAKE LINDEN — About 30 students are currently quarantined at Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools following positive COVID-19 tests among three students last week, Superintendent Brad Codere said Tuesday. Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Health Officer Kate Beer and Emergency Preparedness Director Pete Baril spoke at Monday’s board meeting regarding the...
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Parade of Nations approaches this weekend

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The 32 annual Parade of Nations is happening this Saturday in Houghton. The collaborative celebration of diversity is taking a slightly different route this year, however. Participants will take off from the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and will walk down Lakeshore Blvd. towards Kestner Park on...
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Frederick ‘Fred’ Dakota

BARAGA, MI – Frederick “Fred” Dakota, age 84, of Baraga, Michigan, passed away at his home in Baraga, on Monday, September 13, 2021. He was born in Zeba, MI on June 10, 1937, the son of the late Fred Cote and Rose Dakota. Fred attended L’Anse area schools. He was a member of Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Fred served in the United States Marines for 6 years and was one of the first M60 machine gunners. He moved to Chicago for a while, then worked at Pettibone Corp. in Baraga and test drove machines off the line. He had to make a decision between working at Pettibone or the Tribe and he choose to work for the Tribe. Fred became Tribal Chairman in 1970 and served as Tribal Council President from 1970 until 1982 and 1990 until 1997. He was a Tribal Council member in 1968, 1969, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He started his own casino in Zeba, on New Year’s Eve, 1983, with a gaming license he got from the Tribe. One year later he built the Pines Bar and Casino in Baraga. After 16 months his casino closed and he was hired by Lac Vieux Desert Casino as manager. Fred is fondly remembered as the Father of Indian Casino Gaming. He enjoyed gardening, watching the Green Bay Packers, of which he was a part shareholder and patrolling “The Rez”.
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Upcoming events in science and technology at Michigan Tech

As campus comes alive again with classes, student orgs, and enterprise teams back in full swing, Michigan Tech events have come back too. With both virtual and in-person events being available, there is an event for everyone, from art exhibits to resume workshops. Here are some of the many upcoming lectures, workshops, and seminars in science and technology available to our Tech community.
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Houghton Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Houghton: Tuesday, September 14: Patchy fog during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Wednesday, September 15: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, September 16: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while
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Wildcats Announce October 2 Exhibition At MTU

MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University hockey program, along with the team at Michigan Technological University, have announced an exhibition meeting between the two teams. The contest will take place prior to the start of the 2021-22 regular season, with a 7:07 p.m. start on Oct. 2, in Houghton, Michigan.
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PREVIEW: Soccer Begins Conference Play at Home

Michigan Tech vs. Davenport (Sept. 17) Michigan Tech vs. Grand Valley State (Sept. 19) Location Kearly Stadium (Houghton, MI) The Huskies will begin GLIAC competition on Friday (Sept. 17) under the lights of Kearly Stadium when they host Davenport at 7:30 p.m. Michigan Tech will conclude the weekend at home,...
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MTU’s Jonynas named GLIAC North Volleyball Player of the Week

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech senior Anna Jonynas has been named the GLIAC Volleyball North Division Player of the Week the league announced on Monday (Sept. 13). Jonynas led the Huskies to a 4-0 weekend at the Illinois Springfield Capital Classic. She tallied 52 kills on the weekend, averaging 4.7 per set while hitting .314. Jonynas added 47 digs (3.6 per set) and four aces. She had double-doubles against McKendree (10 kills, 15 digs) and No. 8 Norwest Missouri State (16 kills, 21 digs). She added 10 kills versus Lake Erie and 16 kills against Illinois Springfield.
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'Father of Indian Casino Gaming' walks on

UPDATE: Funeral services for Fred will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. A luncheon at the Baraga American Legion Post #444 will follow interment.
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Finlandia University reports enrollment growth

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - Enrollment is higher this fall at Finlandia University. On Tuesday, the university reported its overall enrollment grew by six percent with the on-campus student population increasing by nine percent. This full-time-equivalent growth brought 25 more students to campus than in fall 2020, giving Finlandia an enrollment...
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Houghton Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Houghton: Wednesday, September 15: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, September 16: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely overnight; Friday, September 17: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day;
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Michigan Tech to host NMU in preseason hockey October 2

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech will host Northern Michigan on October 2 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in an exhibition game to kick off the 2021-22 season. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. The NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief approved a waiver that allows collegiate hockey programs to...
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Frederick “Fred” Dakota

BARAGA, MI — Frederick “Fred” Dakota, age 84 of Baraga, Michigan, passed away at his home in Baraga, on Monday, September 13, 2021. Funeral services for Fred will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, with Pastor Dave Snyder officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Immediately following the funeral service, interment will take place in the Pinery Cemetery with traditional native drumming and Baraga County area veterans, under the direction of the Baraga American Legion Post #444 conducting graveside military honors. A luncheon will follow at the Baraga American Legion Post #444.
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